African Boy & Girl Names

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African Names

The African continent is home to hundreds of indigenous tribes, each generally having its own language (or dialect) and culture. There are over 2100 languages spoken natively in Africa, making African baby names some of the most diverse in the world. From Akan to Bantu to Swahili, our African baby names list has many different varieties and representations of names, and includes info on the popularity, pronunciations, origin and meanings of the names, along with relevant historical and pop culture references. If you?re looking to honor your heritage, or just searching for a beautiful, meaningful name, take a look at our collection of African baby names.

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Name Gender Origin Meaning Rating
Karimu Girl Swahili Giving; generous
Kassa Girl African Payment; compens...
Kausiwa Girl African Impoverished one
Kaweria Girl African One who loves
Kefentse Boy African Conquerer
Kefilwe Girl African I'm given
Kehinde Both African Youngest of twins
Kelile Boy African My protector; my...
Kenyatta Both African N/A
Kesi Girl Swahili Born at time of ...
Khadija Girl Arabic Born prematurely
Khalfani Boy African Leader
Khamisi Boy African On thursday born
Khari Boy Swahili Better
Kheri Boy Swahili Better
Kibibi Girl Swahili Small woman
Kifimbo Both Swahili Small branch
Kigongo Boy African Born before twins
Kijakazi Girl Swahili You owe your lif...
Kinah Girl Afghan Strong-willed
Kinaya Girl Swahili Whole; complete
Kioni Girl African She sees
Kipawa Both Swahili Gift
Kipenzi Girl Swahili Precious one; be...
Kisima Girl Swahili Spring
Kissa Girl African Born after twins
Kito Girl Swahili Gem
Kitwana Boy African Pledged to live
Kivuli Both Swahili Shadow
Kiziah Girl African Light of heart